Texts and the Self in the Twelfth Century - Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature 30 (Hardback)Sarah Spence (author)
Hardback 184 Pages / Published: 12/12/1996
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Texts and the Self in the Twelfth Century analyses key twelfth-century Latin and vernacular texts which articulate a subjective, often autobiographical, stance. The contention is that the self forged in medieval literature could not have come into existence without both the gap between Latinity and the vernacular and a shift in perspective towards a visual and spatial orientation. This results in a self which is not an agent that will act on the outside world like the Renaissance self, but, rather, one which inhabits a potential, middle ground, or 'space of agency', explained here partly in terms of object-relations theory.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 184
Weight: 440 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 14 mm
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